Michelangelo Pistoletto: Infinity
Dart Chiostro del Bramente & Silvana Editore, 2023
As early as 1965, with his Minus Objects Michelangelo Pistoletto theorized the fragility of a consumeristic identity reduced to a brand. Twisted works, inherently and formally distant, demanded different creative paths, devoid of any classification or framing. A “collective” exhibition by a single artist: a plurality of accents for a single voice.
Michelangelo Pistoletto’s extraordinary artistic investigation explores the dynamics between individual and collective identity, between recognizability and difference. The mirror is the archetype of this mechanism, fluctuating between the subject’s presence and a possible infinity in a continuous and engaging play with reality, even more so with the addition of the ever-changing time variable.
A book on Michelangelo Pistoletto’s art, like an exhibition devoted to him, is thus an endless series of questions, discoveries, curiosities, and surprises. Likewise “Infinity,” the exhibition held at the Chiostro del Bramante, as well as this catalog, is a collection of many little stories, many perspectives, and many different journeys. In short, this is not an exhibition on Michelangelo Pistoletto, but with Michelangelo Pistoletto.